The Illinois Jets Youth Track and Field Team just returned from the AAU Northern Indoor National Championship Track and Field meet in Bloomington where over 900 athletes from around the country participated in the 2011 competition. In the the following are the results for each member of the Illinois Jets Team in order from the oldest to youngest.

Jared Christiansen of Rocosce, IL and a student at Roscoe Middle School, won both the 800 and 1500 meter races making him a National Champion in both events! He BROKE the indoor national record from 1997 for the 800m by 6 seconds, with a time of 2:06. He won the 1500 with a time of 4:33 and smashing his own personal record by 11 seconds, and placed 3rd in the 400m dash with a time of 58 seconds.

Dylan Houde of Roscoe, IL and a student at Roscoe Middle School, placed 4th overall in the 3000m run with at time of 11:37, placed 9th overall in the 800m run with a time of 2:40.19 and 8th overall in the 1500m run with a time of 5:22.20 his personal best for the season!

Patriq Jones of Roscoe, IL and student at Stephen Mack Middle School won the sub youth boys 400m dash making him the National Champion, broke the 400m national record of 57.81 set in 2010, with a time of 56.53! He also did his personal best for the indoor season in the 200m with a time of 26.04 receiving a 5th place national medal!

Kaylee Swan of Rockford, IL and a student at Lincoln Middle School won the sub youth girls High Jump, making her the Indoor National Champion with a jump of 4'04!

Jalen Anderson of Rockton, IL and student at Whitman Post Elementary took 4th in the 55m dash with a time of 8.53 seconds, 9th in the 400m dash with a time of 1 min 15 sec, and 5th in the long jump with a jump of 12 feet 3 inches.

Phairra Jones of Roscoe, IL and a student at Rockton Grade School place 8th in the 55m dash with a time of 9.67 and 200m dash with a time of 35.41, and 7th in the 400m dash with a time of 1:22.87, her best time of the season!

For complete results see http://www.adkinstrak.com/AAUIndoor/

Congratulations to all our Indoor NATIONAL Medalist. For questions or information please contact us at 815-977-0171. or email us at www.illinoisjets@rocketmail.com